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Omega-3 supplements can improve ADHD symptoms in some young peopleSubscription

Omega-3 fish oil supplements improve attention and vigilance in young people with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, who have low levels of omega-3, a study in Translational Psychiatry suggests.

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Antihypertensive medicines most effective when taken at nightSubscription

Taking antihypertensive medications in the evening, rather than the morning, improves blood pressure control and reduces the risk of cardiovascular events, a study published in the European Heart Journal suggests.

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Oral spray delivers vitamin D as effectively as capsules, research suggestsSubscription

Using an oral spray to deliver vitamin D is just as effective as a capsule, research published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition has shown.

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Better tools needed to aid antidepressant discontinuation, researchers saySubscription

Decision aids could help GPs and patients in the process of discontinuing antidepressants, researchers have said.

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Effect of antibiotics on colorectal cancer risk varies along the gutSubscription

Oral antibiotic use is linked to an increased risk of colon cancer, but a reduced risk of rectal cancer, a study in Gut suggests.

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Fluoroquinolone use linked to heart problems, research suggestsSubscription

Patients exposed to fluoroquinolone antibiotics are more than twice as likely to develop aortic or mitral regurgitation, compared with patients taking amoxicillin, according to research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Nivolumab improves survival in non-small cell lung carcinoma, study results suggestSubscription

Patients treated with nivolumab for advanced non-small cell lung carcinoma had a better survival rate at five years than those who received chemotherapy, a follow-up trial has shown.

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Sertraline may reduce anxiety more quickly than depressive symptomsSubscription

Sertraline is unlikely to reduce depressive symptoms within six weeks, according to findings from a randomised controlled trial in The Lancet Psychiatry.

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SGLT-2 inhibitors reduce heart failure risk across patient groupsSubscription

Sodium–glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors are associated with a reduced risk of heart failure compared with dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors, even in people without a history of cardiovascular disease, a study published in The BMJ has shown.

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Researchers find strong link between vitamin D deficiency and diabetes-related deaths Subscription

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increased mortality and is particularly associated with diabetes-related deaths, according to research presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting.

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Chemotherapy more effective than second targeted hormone therapy in resistant prostate cancerSubscription

Men with advanced prostate cancer who stop responding to targeted hormone therapy but are then treated with modern chemotherapy have better survival rates than those given a second targeted treatment, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has shown.

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Vitamin D supplementation boosts insulin sensitivitySubscription

Vitamin D supplementation increases peripheral insulin sensitivity in people newly diagnosed with or at high risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus, study results published in the European Journal of Endocrinology have shown.

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Nearly 30 million US adults could be taking aspirin for primary CVD preventionSubscription

Nearly 30 million adults without cardiovascular disease in the United States could be at risk of harm from taking daily aspirin as a preventative medicine.

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